Holidays…what a pleasure! It’s been a week and I have to say the time I have spent chilling with my little man has been priceless! Not only have we been out and about spending time with family and friends but we have also been just been enjoying each other’s company.
This time with him has given me the opportunity to really “see” him and pay attention to the person he is becoming. I must admit that I am blown away but what I see. I see a big boy who is evolving into an impressive young man. Of course I am biased but, at the same time, I definitely see lots to be proud of.
If I look back at the year past, he really got to grips with the concept of self motivation. He embraced affirmations and, on New Year’s Eve, was very keen to participate in a Law of Attraction exercise. He listed the things he wanted to let go of and the things he wanted to achieve or change in 2018. In a nutshell, he has matured a lot.
He has such a sense of humour as well. We were actually just chatting about the year ahead and the importance of discipline and focus. When we were done, I hug him and tell him that I love and him and that I want him to prosper. His response, in his driest tone,..”like Absa”. I laughed so hard. (Absa is the name of a bank in SA that promises to help you prosper). He hits me with these deadpan jokes of his when I least expect it. Cracks me up everytime.
This time has also been spent reconnecting with old friends and with family. My dad came to see in my birthday with me. We spent the evening playing monopoly. We all had such a blast that we completely lost track of time that night. Another of my favourite moments was driving down to the farm with my son. It’s about a 2 hour drive one way. The scenery is amazing. We had lunch with my aunts and their families. Lots of laughter was shared as well as great food. The time spent with them was so worth the drive.
Unfortunately, it’s time to return to school and work. 😔 I return feeling grounded. Centered. Clear on how I want to spend my year. I probably could have done with another week of rest but it’s ok. Some rest is better than none.😁 I hope that you have had the opportunity to rest as well this festive season. We forget how important it is to look after ourselves so that we have the energy to keep grinding and looking after our loved ones.
I’ll leave you with another African proverb I found…